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in war in afghanistan and iraq. from the president's point of view, he wanted to narrow the focus, talk about al qaeda, defeat al qaeda. the crowning achievement killing osama bin laden. the nation building work in afghanistan is frankly something that became too difficult, too entrenched for the american people to keep up with. we are there longer than the soviets were there. i think there's a recognition that that job was simply too difficult, the notion that we were going to turn around the government, really be able to rebuild the country. there is a phrase that general petreas used, was iraq good enough and now is iraq good enough, safe enough, stable enough so u.s. forces can come home? >> when you look it at the positions between president obama and mitt romney, is there a lot of daylight in their views of the policy regarding afghanistan? >> frankly, there's not. romney will criticize the president for announcing a firm deadline for 0 withdrawal of u.s. forces. it's long been thought by republicans that doing so would allow the taliban, particularly the taliban that's holed up i
, hundreds of thousands of servicemen and women were deployed to iraq and afghanistan. >> and the fight against terror continues, even though the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, osama bin laden, is dead. sheldon dutes joins us live from the airport where some heroes have just returned stateside. >> a lot of those folks are back from afghanistan within the past two hours or so. they were greeted by loud group of cheering volunteers. they come every day to greet the soldiers as they come home, but today's homecoming was especially meaningful. a warm welcome home for the men and women who put their lives on the line defending our freedom. >> we have them, we shake their hands and welcome them back home. >> bwi is one of the first dogs for soldiers coming home from afghanistan and other middle eastern countries. welcome home maryland has been reading every flight home since 2007. on this 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, it is even more meaningful. >> we are over there for reason. it is just good to be home. >> i was supposed to be at the world trade center, going to the 105th floor. th
. the iraq war veteran peddled his way through four states in six days all in honor of his mother's battle with breast cancer. great idea there. >>> i'm lynn berry, and this is "early today" just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station. >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 5:00 a.m. >> good morning. we have bill devin rain to start -- we have a little bit of rain to start the day. some rain going through baltimore city right now. a batch of rain will be coming through in waves today. i would take an umbrella with you to start today. mostly cloudy skies. showers likely off and on. high temperature between 76 and 81. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. >> 4:57. 66 degrees at the airport. could the orioles come up with some magic in the bottom of the ninth inning? >> a man dies in police custody and this morning his family wants answers. >> an incident was called riot- like outside of the recher theater. >> we have one accident on 95 i [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents on their own are wonderf
served in iraq. tall and 20 pounds heavier, dashing in his uniform, with a big grin on his face, sturdy on his new leg. and i remember how a few months after that i would watch him on a bicycle, racing with his fellow wounded warriors on a sparkling spring day, inspiring other heroes who had just begun the hard path he had traveled. he gives me hope. he gives me hope. i don't know what party these men and women belong to. i don't know if they'll vote for me. but i know that their spirit defines us. they remind me in the words of scripture that ours is a future filled with hope. and if you share that faith with me, if you share that hope with you, i ask you tonight for your vote. [ cheers and applause ] if you reject the notion that this nation's promise is reserved for the few, your voice must be heard in this election. if you reject the notion that our government is forever beholden for the highest bidder, you need to stand up in this election. if you believe that new plants and factories can dot our landscape, that new energy can power our future, that new schools can provide ladders
of a military veteran who talked about losing her legs fighting in iraq. we heard from some up and comers in the party. martin o'malley from maryland giving his speech in primetime. >> hallie jackson, thank you. we continue our team coverage with jennifer franciotti. how to the experts think the governor did? >> all indications are that he did better than in his 2004 speech. he walked out on stage to a cheering crowd. the governor spoke to the convention telling the crowd that america needs to move forward. >> maryland always chooses to move forward. we understand the progress and the choice. job creation is a choice. whether we move forward or back, this is a choice and that is what this election is all about. >> coming up, we'll hear more of the governor's comments during last night's speech and the great our political analyst is giving the governor for his speech. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. another maryland politicians scheduled to speak, senator barbara mikulski is scheduled to speak this evening. she is the longest serving womean in the history of congress. 1
would be out of iraq by the end of the following year. >> next week, it's the president's turn in a convention spotlight, the time warner arena in charlotte is almost ready. this state, north carolina, and florida, are battlegrounds in the race for the white house. both campaigns now will be carefully watching the polls to try to see what kind of a convention bounce, if any, romney got from the r.n.c. at the site of the d.n.c. in charlotte, i'm steve handlesman, nbc news. >> maryland will have considerable firepower at the next week's convention. senator barbara mccull mikulski is expected to lead the program that highlights democratic women candidates for 2012. the baltimore native is the longest serving woman in the history of conditioning. steny hoyer, chris van holland and denny edwards will also have prominent roles. governor martin o'malley is also scheduled to speak in charlotte. you can follow live updates on our smartphone app with live wire. >> looking at the morning's top stories. baltimore's big weekend here, the grand prix, street vegas legal for the pros this week
>> but the protests widened. this was iraq, lebanon, symbols of the u.s. got burned -- a kfc and a hardy's. this is gossip. many egyptians are still furious over the anti-muslim film made in the u.s.. it is not just arab nations. muslims to the east erupted. this was pakistan today. this was bangladesh. these were indian muslims in kashmir. while back in the u.s., republican vice-presidential candidate paul ryan blamed president obama. >> what we do not see is steady, consistent, american leadership. that is what keeps the peace, and that is what we will have a in a romney-ryan administration. >> team obama called that an attempt to score political points. >> both factually wrong and poorly timed. now is a time when americans should be coming together. >> as many in the muslim world are coming together against americans. >> the white house insisted today there was no intelligence that could have prevented the american deaths in libya. >> our coverage continues online at wbaltv.com and our smartphone app. also, the actress in the film set to have sparked the attack speaking out. you can c
number. more than 244,000 u.s. troops have returned from the wars in iraq and afghanistan with traumatic brain injuries, an issue that is front and center for the nfl. a league dealing with the problem of concussions among many of its current and former players. the league is now teaming up with the u.s. army and national institutes of health to research ways to limit these types of injuries. roger goodell is commissioner of nfl. dr. landes director of the nih's institute. general odierno is the chief of staff of the army. good morning to all of you. general, that's a huge number, 244,000 military personnel with those brain injuries. i know the seriousness of those injuries varies from person-to-person but it's a problem that has to be addressed. >> absolutely. one of the problems we have are soldiers coming forward first to say i have a problem. one of the things we're really focusing on is making sure the physical, mental, dedication to accomplishment does not impede people from saying i have a problem and i need help. that's why this initiative is important to us. we're now putting se
look at afghanistan, troubles there, iraq. and what's happening in the sprint. there's a great deal to manage. you do see the romney campaign trying to do more to drive some real differences between how he and president obama would handle foreign policy. i don't think foreign policy will become decisive at the end of the day, but it will become something that comes up frequently. >> already, david. city of foreign policy, going gang style on the today show. i was impressed. >> there's all time to dance to rap when there's an opportunity. >> all right. thanks, dave. don't forget, you can watch meet the press right here on wbal tv at 9. >> i missed it. i can't believe i missed it. if you can't go online, you can google it. the today show crew dancing. >> he's really tall. so, you get set to move. >>> still ahead, the fcc joins us. >>> plus a new book that takes a look at pub lib health and other topics. >>> you can get that video on wbal tv.com. they have all the different breakdowns. >> thank you. >> he was pretty good. he was pretty good. yes. and he has the moves. we'll have the mo
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